USDA has released a progress report on its actions during the first 100 days of the Obama administration and also launched a new web tool to allow Americans to learn where and how USDA is spending funds provided in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
The innovative new geospatial mapping web-function debuted at www.USDA.gov/recovery shows exactly where and how USDA is spending every dollar of Recovery Act funding across the nation. HUD projects funded by the Recovery Act will also be featured on the geospatial map. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says USDA is working to deliver a government that is open and transparent, responsive and accountable to the American people.
Looking ahead, Vilsack said over the next 100 days and beyond, they will continue the hard work to ensure that as an every day, every way department, USDA helps our nation fight climate change, provides a nutritious diet for all Americans and maintains a strong safety net for America's farmers and ranchers.